LAS VEGAS--If life's like a box of chocolates, this week in Crave from CES is like a table full of sandwiches--the same sandwiches day after day after day after day.
OK, here's the inside joke. The fine catering services here at the Las Vegas Convention Center bring us lunch every day; it's a delicious selection of wraps and sandwiches, but it's not all that wide a selection. By the last day of the show, we're tired and cranky and ready to take it all out on inanimate food items, so here's some of the coolest stuff we saw this week and how it compares with our repetitive lunches.
Mind-blowing OLED televisions
Samsung, LG, and Sharp, these wicked displays remind me of the strange vegetarian wraps that seemed to always be left over at the CNET trailer and booth. Sure, they're fantastic and they're pretty, but in the end, I need an overpriced screen with more pixels than my brain can process about as much as I need that piece of roasted squash in my wrap.
MakerBot, Cubify, and some of the other home 3D printers we saw on display here were so incredible they probably could have printed some of our sandwiches. In fact, that would explain why the one that was mostly carrots was so strangely dry...
Huawei's superthin Ascend phone
The week started off with the unveiling of the world's thinnest smartphone, from China's Huawei. Much like the chicken Caesar wraps that emerged the first day of the show in the trailer, we were excited about it at first, but by the end of the week, we were a little over it.
Ice Cream Sandwich
Didn't make much of a showing here at CES--nothing too exciting at least. Perhaps that's why we never got any with our lunch, either.
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